Suicide rates have grown higher and higher, as depression has as well. There may be a biological reason as to why some people are more susceptible to depression than others. Jonathon Flint hopes to find genetic links to depression and cut down on this mental struggle significantly. He hopes by the end of this century depression can be completely cured.
I think that depression can be linked to some people genetically, but depression can also be caused due to current events happening in someone's life. Everyone experiences sadness throughout their lifetime and some people have harder lives than others, making them more susceptible to depression. Sometimes depression seems to run in families and I think this may be due to genetics. It is great that there is research being conducted on this topic to help people with predetermined depression and hopefully he is successful.